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Slaughterhouse-Five
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"And Lot's wife of course was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned into a pillar of salt. So it goes

People aren't supposed to look back. I'm certainly not going to do it anymore. I've finished my war book now. This one is a failure, and it had to be, since it was written by a pillar of salt."
Apr 02, 2021 05:40AM

 
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